|Drugs and Gender in Tanzania - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Dr. Sheryl McCurdy (University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health) on drugs, gender, and violence in East Africa. McCurdy examines heroin use in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - its recent history, enabling conditions, and the differences between men and women users. She concludes with observations on the local "war on drugs" and then offers policy recommendations.
Keywords: Dar es Salaam; drugs; gender; heroin; HIV; Sheryl McCurdy; Tanzania; violence